Saving Energy Starts with Your Thermostat

Let’s get to the point, does a Nest® Thermostat really save you money? YES!

According to Nest, their learning thermostat can help save up to 15-20% on electric costs by learning what temperature you like based on your settings, and then building a schedule around your habits. It also gives you the power to adjust the temperature in your home from anywhere using your smartphone, so you can set it to a cost-effective temperature when you aren’t home and view how often your HVAC system is running. With a Nest Thermostat you’re estimated to save on average, up to about $131 to $145 a year. Talk about savings!

Fun fact: Nest’s learning thermostat was the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified.

What Nest Can Do for Your Home

Nest offers many benefits to your home, so we thought we’d break them down:

  • Nest learns what you like.
    • Use the Nest like a regular thermostat for a week and that’s how it gets to know your schedule.
  • It learns about your home.
    • No two homes are the same, Nest learns from your home and figures out how it heats and cools. When you leave your house, it turns itself down so you are not wasting energy on heating or cooling an empty home.
  • Control it from anywhere.
    • The Nest app allows you to control your thermostat on your phone so you can adjust the temperature from anywhere.

Put More Money in Your Pocket with Rush Hour Rewards

Buying a Nest Thermostat puts even more money in your pocket through our Rush Hour Rewards program. This program allows members to earn money for decreasing energy consumption during peak demand periods with their eligible Nest Thermostat—which also helps GVEC keep rates low.

GVEC will give members a one-time $85 bill credit for signing up for RHR and another $30 for every year they’re enrolled from May 31 through September 30 of that year. Members may sign up for RHR with each qualifying Nest Thermostat installed in their home, allowing identical rewards for each account. Program sign-up and the one-time $85 bill credit is open year-round. However, to receive the $30 annual credit, members must be signed up by May 31 and participate in the program through September 30 of the current year.

How a Rush Hour Works

During a Rush Hour, enrolled Nest Thermostats will automatically adjust temperatures before and during a Rush Hour to reduce the strain on the electrical grid. GVEC will schedule the Rush Hour events, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to adjust the temperature.

Get Special Pricing When You Purchase a Nest Thermostat from GVEC Home

Don’t Have a Nest Thermostat? You can buy one at special pricing, plus get exclusive savings on installation through GVEC Home. If you’re interested in purchasing a Nest Thermostat from GVEC Home, stop by any of our customer service offices or give us a call at 800.328.0630.

Save Big with Nest

The possibilities are endless when it comes to a Nest Thermostat. Visit Nest to learn more about the benefits of investing a Nest Thermostat. To learn more about Rush Hour Reward and how to sign up visit our Rush Hour Rewards page.

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